CNC Machine Tool

Learn precision skills that lead to employment.


Machining Right Skills Now - Certificate

1) 1000 level (minimum) General Education courses required unless specified

Machining Right Skills Now - 17 credit Certificate
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Math requirement
Choose one 2 credit (or greater) Math course.
2 cr
2 crs
Introduction to Precision Machining
This course covers the fundamental elements of basic machine shop theory that would be applied to shop applications. Students taking the course will be able to apply skills learned in the classroom to the lab where they will have hands on experience on basic machine shop equipment. Topics of study include safety, measuring parts to print, proper set up, speeds & feeds, and cutting tool usage. (Prerequisites: None) (4 Credits: 2 lecture/2 lab)

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4 cr
Engineering Drawings 1
This course covers the fundamentals of basic blueprint reading. The student will learn skills to interpret blueprint and sketches that would be used in industry. Topics of study will be sketching, dimensioning, line interpretation, section views, tolerance, and working drawings. (Prerequisites: None) (2 Credits: 2 lecture/0 lab)

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2 cr
Precision Measuring and Gauging
This course will provide the theory, technique, and care of typical measuring tools used in the Machining profession. Students will learn various measuring techniques used in the manufacture of machined parts. (Prerequisites: None) (2 Credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
Precision Machining Processes
This course will familiarize the student with what can be done with both manual machine tools and computer aided machine tools used in the manufacturing process. The student will have hands on experience with manual and computer type machines. Topics of study include setup, operation, and troubleshooting on both machine types. Safety, measuring parts to print, proper set up, speeds & feeds, and cutting tool usage, manual programming of CNC machines will also be covered. (Prerequisites: MACH1601 [or taken concurrently]) (3 Credits: 0 lecture/3 lab)

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3 cr
The Manufacturing Internship is intended to provide real world machining and manufacturing experience related to CNC Machining for the student. The internship must be a paid position for the required minimum of 192 hours. The amount of pay is to be negotiated between the student and the employer. The student must complete all paperwork including a weekly report, and record of the activities performed during the internship. A supervisor/employer will verify the accuracy of the report with a signature. At the end of the 192 hours of OJT (on-the-job training) the employer will verify the checklist of Learning Outcomes. This is a Pass/No Credit course for the student, and all of the Learning Outcomes listed below must be met and verified to receive a Pass credit. (Prerequisite: MACH1601, MACH1605, MACH1610, MACH1615 with a 3.0 GPA or better) (Corequisites allowed: MACH1625, MACH1630, MACH1641, MACH1650, MACH1661, MACH2633, MACH2635, MACH2637, MACH2639, MACH2640, MACH2660) (4 credits: 0 lecture/0 lab/4 OJT)

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4 cr
15 crs

Total Credit Requirement - 17

Estimated Costs for this Major

Approximate Tuition/Fees:$3,393
Minimum Tool Cost:$300
Estimated Total:$3,943


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